15 killed, 1500 taken hostage in attack on Lahore police training school

March 30th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar.30 (ANI): At least fifteen people have been reportedly killed and over eighteen injured in a terror attack on the police training center in Manawaan area here.

According to sources, 10 to 12 gunmen entered the training center in police uniform and opened fired on the parade which was being carried out by the security personnel.

The attackers also lobbed grenades on the parade, The News reports.

The attackers have also held hostage at least 1500 people inside the campus of the training camp.

Rangers, and trained commandos have been called on the spot to deal with the situation, and a commando operation was being chalked out.

Heavy exchange of gunfire between the terrorists and security personnel was reported till reports last filtered in.

Six injured policemen have been shifted to services hospital. (ANI)

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